Insulinoma Aggravating or Masquerading as Late-Onset Schizophrenia?

Chien KY

Abstract


A 76 year-old lady with late-onset schizophrenia was admitted with hypoglycaemia.  She was later found to have a pancreatic tail insulinoma, confirmed biochemically and radiologically.  She is treated medically with Diazoxide while awating laparascopic  enucleation of the pancreatic tumour. The question remains if neuroglycopenia aggravates co-existing schizophrenia or if insulinoma-induced neuroglycopenia had been misdiagnosed as schizophrenia.

Keywords


insulinoma; schizophrenia; elderly; hypoglycaemia

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